I’ve always wanted my own site and blog. Now I do after lots of procrastination. At last, one day has become day one for me. It hasn’t been easy. But I’m very happy seeing my dream come true.
I’m sure you have something you’ve been putting off too, something you tell yourself you’ll start one day. My advice: Turn one day to day one ASAP. Who knows how many days we have left?
Right now, there are five questions bugging you, five questions you don’t have confident answers to. Until you have right answers to the questions, day one will remain one day for you.
Good news: I’ll help you answer the questions. Why? Because I can’t wait for you to become the success you’re meant to be. I don’t want your talents to die with you.
QUESTION 1: What Should I Start?
The right answer is: That thing on your mind, that thing you’ve been putting off. That thing could be anything. Starting a site/blog. Writing a book. Becoming a better person. Learning a trade. The list is endless.
To get a hint on what you should start, do a SWOT analysis. SWOT = Strength Weakness Opportunity Threat. Whether you have just a talent or more than one talents, a SWOT analysis will guide you to choose wisely.
QUESTION 2: How Should I Start?
The right answer is: Anyhow. Start anyhow; perfect the plan along the way. Remember: Leading to the marketplace are many different routes.
If you’re still confused, talk to people who you know can help you. There are always people around, however few, who will help. Mind you: Some people are dream-killers. So, know who you seek help from.
QUESTION 3: When Should I Start?
The right answer is: Now. You’ve wasted enough time dallying already; start now. Ever heard the saying that: The best time to plant a tree was ten years ago, the second best time is now?
If you don’t start now, someone else will. And you will regret not starting now when you see that someone start what you feel is your idea.
QUESTION 4: Where Should I Start?
The right answer is: Anywhere. Start somewhere; move to a better platform later.
A quick illustration: Before you have enough resources to have a self-hosted site, you could make do with a free-hosted one. Although a free-hosted site is limiting, it’s something: you’ve started somewhere. When you have the resources, you just upgrade to a self-hosted site: a better platform.
QUESTION 5: Why Should I Start?
The right answer is: You’ll be fulfilled. There’s nothing more fulfilling than doing something you want to do. Knowing you’re making a difference by making your passion your profession is the greatest high.
With the answers to the 5 questions bugging you, you no longer have any excuse. In the first place, you shouldn’t make excuses. Take actions. In case you don’t know, an excuse is either an explanation for failure or an inhibition to success.
Over to you: What else is stopping you from starting your dream? Drop your comments. And remember to share this post: you might save a life.
I’m Habeebullahi Basorun, linguist, educator, writer, editor and CEO of Bash Clinic.
With certificates in English and education, I have the expertise and experience to help you meet your language and educational needs.